CAMPAIGN 2012: THE ISSUES
The Global Economy and China
As the global economy becomes increasingly interconnected, it is vital for the United States to successfully manage its strategic relationships with rising powers. China is the world’s second largest economy, with an abundance of natural resources, stable political system, and astonishingly rapid pace of modernization. The next president will need to manage a tricky relationship with China in order to advance American economic and security interests as well as global prosperity.
Brookings experts Kenneth Lieberthal and Jonathan Pollack provide advice to the next president on this important topic. Lieberthal, director of the John L. Thornton China Center, served as special assistant to the president for national security affairs and senior director for Asia on the National Security Council under President Bill Clinton. Pollack, a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program, is a specialist on East Asian international politics and security and has published extensively on U.S. strategy and policy in Asia and the Pacific.
Joshua Meltzer and Richard Bush offer additional perspectives on the economic and strategic ties between the U.S. and China.
Paper: Establishing Credibility and Trust, by Kenneth G. Lieberthal and Jonathan Pollack
Continue Progress on an Key Trade Relationship, by Joshua Meltzer
Thoughts on China and American Elections, by Richard Bush
Event: October 9, 2012
Video: Improving Relations with China, with Jonathan Pollack
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